- Posted June 10, 2014 by
Jirisa Mountain, South Korea
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The world's best national parks
백두대간종주 1구간 지리산 일출 벽소령대피소
Jirisan is a mountain in the southern region of South Korea. Some Koreans see it as one of the three most important mountains in South Korea, with Hallasan and Seoraksan being the other two.
The 1915m-high mountain is located in Jirisan National Park. The park spans three provinces (North, South Jeolla and South Gyeongsang) and is the largest in Korea. The largest proportion of the national park is in the province of South Gyeongsang. The highest peak of the mountain, Cheonhwangbong is also located in this province. Another well-known peak is Samshin-bong (Three Spirits Peak).